An opponent to face Rua is not yet known.
â€œWe decided everyone would stay in Curitiba. My brother (Murilo Ninja) had already bought his ticket, but decided to stay. The two of us and Dida (Andre) will stay and weâ€™ll open our own gym, called UDL (Universidade da Luta). The team looks promising; we already have around 15 fighters with us. I went back to heavy training today and weâ€™re training muay thai with Mauricio Veio and physical conditioning with Moralez. Weâ€™re looking for a Jiu-Jitsu coach for our groundwork, but for the time being weâ€™re training among ourselves,â€
â€œIâ€™m already preparing for my return, Iâ€™ll fight on April 19th. Ninja and Dida go back in March. Iâ€™m injury free and with none of the pains in my knee that bothered me so, Iâ€™ll devote my entire day to fighting and Iâ€™ll be 100%. Iâ€™ll do my best to give back to my fans.â€